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Pinterest Night

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Submitted 10-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

In Michigan you never know when you’ll have a snow day, so why not bring out some arts and crafts for the family? Pinterest Night is fun for you and your hubby on those warm cuddly days. Go to your Pinterest online, search fall arts and crafts...

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The Arc of Kent County launches The Assurance Plan for individuals with disabilities

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Submitted 10-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Individuals with disabilities and their families face challenges every day. But what if the individual’s caregiver is no longer around, or available to help ensure that the crucial supports and services are still in place? That’s the...

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Mayor answers questions from local citizens in City Connection

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Submitted 10-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Heartwell is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection."  This month, a week later than normal, City Connection was aired on GRTV Channel 24 and live-streamed right here on...

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3:11 Youth Housing develops safe, affordable housing for homeless youth

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Submitted 09-22-2015 under NONPROFITS

It’s estimated that there are about 80 youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who are homeless on any given night in Kent County. “Youth are experts at hiding within the general population, by blending in, or they’ll be couch surfing...

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Mayor answers citizen questions live in July City Connection

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Submitted 07-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Heartwell is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection."  This month, City Connection was delayed one week due to the holidays. On Monday, July 13 at 5:00 p.m. the mayor...

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Community Media Center to host citizen-driven mayoral candidate debate

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Submitted 06-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Community Media Center (CMC), in an effort to ensure local citizens are informed, engaged and ready to vote in our city’s August 4 mayoral primary, is hosting a debate on July 15.  The debate, led with assistance from...

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Disability: Dialogue on a unique way of living

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Submitted 04-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

“Disability is not an inherent struggle, but rather, Disability is an art; it’s a unique way of living,” says Dr. Chris Smit, paraphrasing a quote from Neil Marcus. “This definition goes against every definition of Disability...

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Story Matters: Keith Smith remembers great influence of Dirk Koning on his life with public television

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Submitted 03-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. This story was shared with us in 2013 at the Grand Rapids Community Media Center (GRCMC)'...

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DisArt to train volunteers, staff on reporting about disability

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Submitted 02-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

As we prepare to cover the DisArt Festival in a variety of ways, it's important that we're ready to speak about disability in a respectful, helpful way. On Thursday, February 26 from 7-8:30 p.m., Christopher R. Smit, director of DisArt and...

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Mayor Heartwell responds to citizen concerns on police relations, street plowing, fracking

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Submitted 02-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Heartwell is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection."  This month, The Rapidian's intern CeNique Yeldell asked the mayor his thoughts on the 12 point plan for our...

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